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Featured Shop: Hushed Commotion

Jun 2, 2014

by Thea Bloch-Neal

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Thea Bloch-Neal, and I make bridal accessories in Brooklyn, New York. My line is called Hushed Commotion.

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I studied fashion design at Pratt, and when I graduated I immediately started working in the women’s wear industry. I’ve always had a special interest in evening wear and bridal, so I was thrilled when the company I was working for embarked on their own bridal line back in 2009. I spent four years there learning about brides, blogs, and the wedding industry – in addition to how to be a designer who marches to the beat of her own drummer.

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Then in 2012, I started working on Hushed Commotion as a side project. My goal was to create elegant, detailed pieces that have a vintage vibe, but are still in line with the modern bride’s aesthetic. I sold my pieces at the flagship store of the company I was working for, and by 2013, I knew it was time to dive in full time. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s also tremendously rewarding.

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I value the handmade process immensely, so every piece in my line is made by hand here in New York. I work from my home studio or the studio space I share with the amazingly talented Rebecca Schoneveld (read: gorgeous wedding dresses). Sharing a space with Rebecca has been a wonderful next chapter, and I’ve really enjoyed and grown from bouncing ideas off her and exploring vintage inspiration together.

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Throughout this journey, Etsy has been a big source of support for me and my brand. I’ve learned so much about my customers, who I am as a seller, and what I want to offer to the world by sharing my work with this community. The buyers here are loyal, excited, and genuine – the best kind of people to work with. Over the next few years, I’m looking forward to continuing to develop my brand and aesthetic. I also plan to expand my team so I can work with more brides. Keep up with my adventures on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Maker photograph by Brklyn View Photography; all other photos by Adit Shukla.

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Shelley - white leather floral belt with beading detail
Shelley - white leather floral belt with beading detail
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$295.00 USD
Michelle - stud earrings in ivory and crystal
Michelle - stud earrings in ivory and crystal
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$85.00 USD
Jill - ceramic earrings in gold and ivory
Jill - ceramic earrings in gold and ivory
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$130.00 USD
Noel - floral burst brass earring with crystal
Noel - floral burst brass earring with crystal
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$95.00 USD
Anna - white leather belt with pearl studs, made to measure
Anna - white leather belt with pearl studs, made to measure
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$225.00 USD
Ivory earrings with gold brush stroke accent "Brooke"
Ivory earrings with gold brush stroke accent "Brooke"
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$89.00 USD
Julia - starburst hair comb with pearls and crystals
Julia - starburst hair comb with pearls and crystals
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$145.00 USD
Mandy Earrings with crystals and blush beading [more colors]
Mandy Earrings with crystals and blush beading [more colors]
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$75.00 USD
Mini earring studs! Available in a variation of stones.
Mini earring studs! Available in a variation of stones.
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$45.00 USD
Sweet and Sassy Wedding Day Stud
Sweet and Sassy Wedding Day Stud
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$89.00 USD
Tory Earrings with crystals and colorful beading [more colors]
Tory Earrings with crystals and colorful beading [more colors]
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$62.00 USD
Chelsea Earrings with colorful beading [more colors]
Chelsea Earrings with colorful beading [more colors]
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$55.00 USD
Lola Stud - Modern & Sweet Floral Laser Cut Earring
Lola Stud - Modern & Sweet Floral Laser Cut Earring
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$75.00 USD
Adelina - gold starburst halo with moonstone
Adelina - gold starburst halo with moonstone
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$145.00 USD
Addison Sash -70's style daisy wedding belt
Addison Sash -70's style daisy wedding belt
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$215.00 USD
Milly Sash - pearl and opal and crystal beading, wedding belt
Milly Sash - pearl and opal and crystal beading, wedding belt
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$225.00 USD
Claudia ceramic earrings in gold and ivory
Claudia ceramic earrings in gold and ivory
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$130.00 USD
Blake - Mother of Pearl Laser Cut Modern Bridal Halo
Blake - Mother of Pearl Laser Cut Modern Bridal Halo
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$195.00 USD
Raina - Crystal and Blush Necklace
Raina - Crystal and Blush Necklace
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$145.00 USD
Tamra Crystal hair pins
Tamra Crystal hair pins
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$205.00 USD
Lynda hair pins in 70's style flowers
Lynda hair pins in 70's style flowers
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$205.00 USD
Ruth - art deco geometric wedding belt
Ruth - art deco geometric wedding belt
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$175.00 USD
Jolene - white leather fringe belt with beading detail, made to measure
Jolene - white leather fringe belt with beading detail, made to measure
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$295.00 USD
Elia Earrings in mother of pearl, starburst drop
Elia Earrings in mother of pearl, starburst drop
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$105.00 USD
Charlie - hair swag with ivory and floral detail
Charlie - hair swag with ivory and floral detail
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$205.00 USD
Juniper - Pearl and crystal celestial stud earring
Juniper - Pearl and crystal celestial stud earring
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$108.00 USD
Pearl stud earring in beautiful trio motif
Pearl stud earring in beautiful trio motif
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$85.00 USD
Lila - Sweet and Dainty Blush Bridal Earrings
Lila - Sweet and Dainty Blush Bridal Earrings
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$85.00 USD
Zora - modern chic Bridal Earrings
Zora - modern chic Bridal Earrings
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$105.00 USD
Tara - Floral Laser Cut Hair Pins
Tara - Floral Laser Cut Hair Pins
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$125.00 USD
Starry Night Hair Pin Set
Starry Night Hair Pin Set
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$125.00 USD
Maya - Geometric Laser Cut mother of pearl Bridal Earrings
Maya - Geometric Laser Cut mother of pearl Bridal Earrings
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$105.00 USD
Starlight - Celestial Inspired Bridal Hair Pins
Starlight - Celestial Inspired Bridal Hair Pins
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$125.00 USD
Neve - Greenery Inspired Tiara
Neve - Greenery Inspired Tiara
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$275.00 USD
Camila - Dainty Crystal Cluster Necklace
Camila - Dainty Crystal Cluster Necklace
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$105.00 USD
Maria - Floral Leather Wrap Bracelet
Maria - Floral Leather Wrap Bracelet
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$98.00 USD
Dottie - Geometric & Minimal Wrap Bracelet
Dottie - Geometric & Minimal Wrap Bracelet
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$105.00 USD
Mirabella - Ivory & Crystal Embellished Leather Sash
Mirabella - Ivory & Crystal Embellished Leather Sash
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$275.00 USD
Kelly - Cool & Romantic Laser Cut Earrings
Kelly - Cool & Romantic Laser Cut Earrings
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$105.00 USD
Edith - Minimalist Wire Drop Earring
Edith - Minimalist Wire Drop Earring
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$105.00 USD
Monika - Floral Crystal Hair Pins
Monika - Floral Crystal Hair Pins
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$175.00 USD
Henri - Metallic Beaded Leather Bridal Belt
Henri - Metallic Beaded Leather Bridal Belt
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$275.00 USD
Andi - Speckled Tulle Bridal Sash
Andi - Speckled Tulle Bridal Sash
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$145.00 USD
Hannah - Gold Brush Stroke & Ivory Hair Swag
Hannah - Gold Brush Stroke & Ivory Hair Swag
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$225.00 USD
Roux - Ivory and Crystal Romantic Cluster Bridal Comb
Roux - Ivory and Crystal Romantic Cluster Bridal Comb
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$272.00 USD
Nico - Laser Cut Beaded Comb
Nico - Laser Cut Beaded Comb
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$275.00 USD
Liona - Modern Geometric Tiara
Liona - Modern Geometric Tiara
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$275.00 USD
Carmen - Iris Petal Halo
Carmen - Iris Petal Halo
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$315.00 USD
Sunnie - Art Deco Motif Wrap Bracelet
Sunnie - Art Deco Motif Wrap Bracelet
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$115.00 USD
Raquel - Gold Metallic Leather Flower Earrings
Raquel - Gold Metallic Leather Flower Earrings
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$90.00 USD
Katie - Cool & Romantic Leather Flower Halo
Katie - Cool & Romantic Leather Flower Halo
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$275.00 USD
Joey - Metallic Leather Floral Hair Pins
Joey - Metallic Leather Floral Hair Pins
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$175.00 USD
Glorianna - Romantic Bohemian Hair Chain
Glorianna - Romantic Bohemian Hair Chain
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$225.00 USD
Camden - Romantic Blush & Ivory Bridal Hair Comb
Camden - Romantic Blush & Ivory Bridal Hair Comb
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$265.00 USD
Toni - Romantic Gold Brushstroke Hair Pins
Toni - Romantic Gold Brushstroke Hair Pins
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$175.00 USD
Jordan - Gold Brush Stroke Necklace
Jordan - Gold Brush Stroke Necklace
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$145.00 USD
Jasper - Beaded Bridal Headband
Jasper - Beaded Bridal Headband
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$285.00 USD
Aurora - Art Deco Inspired Hair Swag
Aurora - Art Deco Inspired Hair Swag
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$245.00 USD
Nigella - Art Deco Inspired Bridal Sash
Nigella - Art Deco Inspired Bridal Sash
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$305.00 USD
Modern Laser Cut Earrings with Crystal
Modern Laser Cut Earrings with Crystal
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$115.00 USD

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